News and Announcements
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 during our Postseason games. While working with the County COVID-19 response unit and the Bozeman Bucks, we have arranged the rules and recommendations for games during our Postseason Tournament at Heroes Field.
Please read through these rules and contact your coach with any questions that you may have.
The 2020 MABL COVID-19 Rules and Recommendations document can be viewed at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NLUGkqr2jViLNVay41TiOnGXeN-LF_RQm3MtBKWTQXg/edit#
The 2020 Postseason Schedule is set. To view the bracket go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-CG3U0PRzY-lFicME2fm0Tgd7GxlytYc/view. All Games will be played at Heroes Field. First-round games include:
G1 – Thursday, Aug. 6th @ 7:00 pm: Coyotes vs Cubs
G2 – Friday, Aug. 7th @ 7:00 pm: Brookies vs Black Sox
G3 – Saturday, Aug. 8th @ 6:00 pm: Winner of G1 vs Warriors
Attached is the schedule of the 2020 Gallatin Valley Division Tournament. Dates and format for the State Championship are still being determined and will be communicated once it is finalized. The tournament bracket can be viewed by going to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-CG3U0PRzY-lFicME2fm0Tgd7GxlytYc/view. All games will be played at Heroes Fields. Games will be added to the website once the bracket is finalized after Sunday’s game.
The 2020 MABL Season is a Go!!!
Registration is now open, and all new and returning players must register. The link for registration can be found at https://mtbaseball.sportngin.com/survey/show/445856. New for this season is a change to a single registration form and payment collection. There is a $50 deposit due at registration that will be applied towards your team fee. The remaining balance due will be a discounted price this year due to the shorter season. We are still working on a schedule and budget and will communicate that information once available.
NEW PLAYER TRYOUTS:
New player tryouts and team placement are scheduled for Saturday, June 6th @ 1:00 pm. The location for Tryouts will be at Smith Field in Belgrade. Directions to the field can be found at https://goo.gl/maps/SKECLMxUvJQpiSoJA. All new players are asked to be at the field at 12:30 pm.
Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 13th. Again, the schedule will be available soon with more details on games and start times.
We look forward to playing Adult Baseball this summer.
Rudy Up, Play Ball!!!
Gallatin Valley MABL COVID-19 Update:
Throughout the last couple of months, the Board and Coaches have been in contact as we wait to see what happens with lifting restrictions due to COVID-19. While everyone’s #1 priority is to do everything within our ability to play baseball this season, we also want to protect our players and families during this time.
Governor Bullock yesterday released communication for a phased rollout of returning Montana back to normal from the Stay-at-home orders. After a discussion with the board and coaches, it was determined that we will not be able to get back to baseball until restrictions have been lifted for large gatherings. The current guidelines indicated that this will not occur until after phase 3 of reopening. Based on our best guess at this moment in time, a June start date is a best-case scenario. This means that our original plans for playing games during May have been suspended. The board and coaches will continue to plan for this, and while we can’t commit to a firm start date, we are still trying to be proactive for when that time comes.
We will continue to monitor the directives of our State and Local agencies and will provide additional communication as to the start of our season as more details are released.
To view, the latest state directives go to https://www.docdroid.net/vUBkcst/04-22-20-directive-and-appx-reopening-phase-one-pdf#page=4
We hope all our players and families are staying safe during this time and look forward to the day where we can return to the diamond.